The decimation of the Left,the BSP,the AIADMK and,to some extent,the BJP was not on expected lines…
An insider narration of what it took to trounce the Left in its stronghold
To see Mumbai the Bal Thackeray way,just hang around his house.
The government should focus on a durable plan instead of going into immediate overdrive
Tinkering is not enough – the Left in Kerala may have to do something close to reinventing itself…
Most reports in the international press stressed that the Congresss emphatic victory was a vote for stability and political continuity.
We Indians must feel proud for having not only held a successful general election….
Celebrate the defeat of opportunism,obfuscation and obscurantism
In the last lap of the marathon election campaign,two wisdom-filled books,both by Japanese authors….
Before writing one word of this piece I spent many moments staring at my computers smugly blank screen wondering why the results….
No surprise then. Not for readers of this column. I am afraid I have to crow though with some humility. I had consistently said Congress….
This is the last ride Hitch Hiker will take,at least for some time. The launching and nursing of a magazine is taking its toll….
Manmohan Singh is one Indian prime minister who did not consult an astrologer to find out whether he would remain PM….
When so many people migrate to other states from UP,because of the lack of employment opportunities,Mayawati spends money erecting political memorials.
As you read this,EVMs are being stacked up,returning officers are nervously double-checking numbers,and candidates are laughing nervously at jokes that are a little too loud,a little too stale.
BJP,Congress dont nominate Muslims. Will the count throw up a surprise?
As the Congress Party returns to power trouncing its ideological opponents on the right and the left,India will command a lot more political respect on the world stage.
Another hung Lok Sabha,the seventh in succession since the 1989 general elections,appears to be inevitable.
India now commands great weight in the world,but it must stay clear of populist politics,warns the Telegraph.
As military action intensifies in the NWFP and FATA,this time the US seems to be endorsing Pakistans resolve in flushing out the Taliban.
Irrespective of what one thinks of Varun Gandhi,most people seem to believe that slapping the NSA on Varun was an excess….
UPs path from grievance to aspiration,from Habiba Beauty Parlour to Lohia Convent
Our Ministry of Finance is reportedly looking for a symbol for the rupee,on the lines of £ for pound sterling and ¥ for the Japanese yen and $ for the dollar….
The United States and Indian militaries are partnering like never before
The KKR train-wreck isnt even funny any more
The editorial in the latest issue of Organiser,titled Death of Ideology; Overtaken by Servile Flattery,observes….
1971 war hero Admiral S.M Nanda was a scrappy fighter and master strategist
Two years ago,self-styled moral policemen stormed into an exam of the famous Arts Faculty of the Maharaja Sayaji University at Vadodara.
Shekhar Guptas innovative Walk-the-Talk in a Dalit village was revealing. I wish he had done a similar programme with pockets of deprived Muslims….
Sorabjee raises a pertinent question. Any purposeful indulgence or reconstruction by judges is always welcome if it secures or protects the rights of the ill-treated….
Fixating on black money recovery is pointless. The only thing that works is real domestic reform
The multiplex revolution,the growing influence of ‘NRI’ audiences have transformed it beyond recognition. An astonishing array of new talent has emerged,the production is a lot more professionalised.
Photos of the Tianjin Binhai Library's floor-to-ceiling book shelves generated a huge buzz on social media. Unfortunately, though, it seems the photos were all an illusion as the top shelves don't - and can't - have actual books on them.